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is the romney/ryan ticket is not credible on the issue of the war that we are fighting. >> no, they're not. >> we have 68,000 people right now, paul ryan embarrassed himself on afghanistan tonight in a way he embarrassed himself on no other issue. he did not understand the question well enough to know that he was making a mistake because he's just learned this for the test. he doesn't understand any of it. i find it terrifying. >> i think that he absolutely blew it in terms of afghanistan. i think even when he said marines in benghazi, when marines are at embassies. and, i mean, he also bent the truth. he's not at the level of liar as romney. he's a fibber. growing to be a liar. romney's an accomplished liar. but i think that clearly mr. biden gave facts. there was nothing they could refute. and i think he was fiery and to the point. i think ryan held his right wing position. he did not do the chameleon thing that romney did. >> that's true. >> i think it will hurt him in the end and hurt romney in the end and i think when it came especially to foreign affairs, it's good it was in a colleg
romney called paul ryan today as well, wished him luck. both sides gearing up for this. you mentioned that achille's foot. some analysts say in this kind of format, the vice president won't slip up. >> in debates, particularly against sarah palin four years ago, he was pretty disciplined. i think republicans would be unwise to count on a biden gaffe occurring during this debate. >> senior democrat told me a short time ago where the vice president does get in trouble is not in this format, but a tv interview and he starts winding around and telling a long story and goes off message. another thing to watch tonight is that this is not just domestic policy like the first debate. it's foreign policy as well. that terrorist attack in libya could come up tonight for the first time in one of these debates. >> shep: yeah, i would be surprised if it didn't. what's the obama campaign telling you about the strategy and taking on congressman ryan? >> they're saying to me in private that he's not really just taking on congressman ryan. the plan, the strategy is to go after the top of the ticket in
. in a little bit mitt romney teams up with congressman paul ryan in the swing state of ohio. and you're going to see their rally live right here in "the situation room." already today romney's called his running mate's debate performance thoughtful respectful, steady and poised. our national political correspondent jim acosta has more now on the republican's post debate spin. >> reporter: wolf, even though paul ryan said he saw it coming republican strategists i talk to in the post debate spin room said they were not expecting joe biden's repeated interruptions and laugh out lud style. if the vice president's performance could be summed up as lol, the republican response was omg. >> i'm great. >> reporter: at breakfast after his fiery debate with vice president joe biden, paul ryan still had his sunny side up. >> no. it's what i expected. [ laughter ] >> reporter: ryan offered no complaints about biden's aggressive performance. which appeared to be designed to put some sorely needed points on the president's scoreboard, whether it was on ryan's past request for stimulu
. >> reporter: or ryan's attempt to compare the mitt romney tax plan to jack kennedy's. >> jack kennedy lowered tax rates. >> oh, now you're jack kennedy? >> reporter: ryan was able to fire back with a few zingers of his own. >> mr. vice president, i know you're under a lot of duress to make up for lost ground. i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> reporter: republicans in the post debate spin room tried to make the case biden failed not only on style. >> quite frankly i was embarrassed for the vice president. i mean, the laughs. we counted 82 times that joe biden interrupted paul ryan. >> reporter: but also on substance pointing to the vice president's response on whether there was adequate security before the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >> and they wanted more security there. >> well, we weren't told they wanted more security. we did not know they wanted more security. >> we just had a major hearing on this. that was one of the heart -- the heart of the point was these requests went unheated. and obviously
is the two talking about the romney/ryan tax plan. >> you can cut tax rates by 20% and still preserve the preferences for taxpayers -- >> not mathematically possible. >> it is. it's been done before. >> it has never been done before. >> it's been done a couple of times actually. >> it has never been done before. >> >> now you're jack kennedy. >> what did you think of that exchange? >> i thought it was a good exchange, a sharp exchange. i think biden was, thought of that jack kennedy line and probably was thinking about it before he delivered it. it didn't really get to the meat of the question, though. the meat of the question is how do you pay for it? not that you say you're going to pay for it. and that's something that the romney/ryan ticket has had a hard time dealing with and the obama campaign has been zeroing in on. president obama didn't do a good job of zeroing in on that last week. that's something you'll hear the democrats keep hammering. there were other moments in the debate, touching moments at the end where both sides had a talk about abortion. they were both catholic.
% to 41%. down in richmond, virginia, today, mitt romney and paul ryan rallied with their supporters as romney dismissed the president's tactic as simply attack filled. president was traveling last night and watched the vice presidential debate aboard air force one. what both presidential candidates agreed on, though, today, was that in their opinion, their own running mate was the winner. >> there was one person on stage last night who was thoughtful and respectful, steady, and poised. the kind of person you want to turn to in a crisis. and that was the vice president of the united states, paul ryan. >> i thought joe biden was terrific tonight. i could not be prouder of him. i thought he made a very strong case and you know, i really think that making sure the economy grows for the middle class came true. i'm really proud of him. >> today, romney and ryan are going to be traveling to ohio for a rally this everyoning. president obama, meanwhile, he's on his way down to williamsburg, virginia. he's going to be spending the weekend preparing for the next presidential debate, which i
members of the romney/ryan team make that suggestion. they think the media is ready to write the obama comeback story. it's romney's proposition to try to stand in the way of that. by being just as aggressive on tuesday as he was in the last debate. >> how much concern are you hearing from both camps about the fine line they have to walk in terms of attacking while in this pretty delicate town hall style format where regular voters don't like that kind of vitriol? >> it's a good question because, the bottom line is, when you attack people, if i were to attack you right now, your negative ratings would go up. people watching the show would think less of you based on what i said. mine would, too, because people would think less of me for attacking. that's the delicate dance the candidates have to do. i think the town hall makes that a challenge for both romney and obama there. >> jake tapper, our senior white house correspondent, soon to be chief white house correspondent, who knees where he'll go from there? jake, thank you very much. he has a big show today. his guests include ohio sen
to romney. the second round, biden got obama back in the fight, even if the overall debate with ryan was a draw.;v now with round three just days away, this morning, the candidates are in their corners. mitt romney in boston. the president in williamsburg, virginia. not for golf, but for debate practice. that's because after the first debate, the president watched the poll numbers tighten after the first debate. with romney moving ahead in virginia in one poll. >> how are you? >> reporter: team obama tells us the president will go after romney on his tax cut plans and his ideas for winding down the war in afghanistan. in tuesday's debate, audience members will ask the questions in the town hall format. >> he's got to be able to go on offense without being offensive to the audience. he's got to go on offense and defend his vision, his path to where he'd take the country in a second serm term. how about aa debate. and i did enjoy myself. >> reporter: as for romney, who is energized by the momentum and bigger crowds he's seen since the debate. our debate coach says, keep it up. >> i ca
, kentucky tonight. debate preparations for romney -- for ryan have included a mock debates all across the country and he spent a day and a half preparing in st. petersburg, florida. >> are you ready? >> i am. >> he described what he is up against in an interview with cnn. >> joe biden has been doing this a long time. he ran for president twice and he's been on a big stage many times before so that's new for me. i'm doing my homework and studying the issues. the problem he has is he has barack obama's record than he has to run on. >> joe biden offer to this last week in iowa. >> i'm looking forward to it. what i have been doing mostly is studying up on his position on the issues. governor romneyand governor romney. i don't want to say anything in the debates that's not completely accurate. >> the moderator for tonight's debate is causing. martha raddatz. there's a report that president obama attended her wedding. the couple divorced in 1997. abc news is looking into whether it that represents bias. log on to night during the debate to react from your compatible smartphone, a tablet, or
is turning up the heat. romney and paul ryan are on the campaign trail in swing states. we have a live picture from ohio where paul ryan is taking the stage. mitt romney' foreign policy speech is making waves. >> mitt romney shifted his focus today to foreign policy. >> policies have not been able to the best examples of world leadership. nowhere is this more evident than in the middle east. >> the romney campaign is trying to reverse the tide on this issue after some of his recent perceived missteps including his initial response to the attack on the consulate in libya. used today's speech to keep up his criticism of the obama administration. he had a bit of a swagger. he is riding a wave of momentum from last week's debate. the poll taken after the denver showdown has the race tied among registered voters. president obama had a five-point advantage three days leading into the debate. voters overwhelmingly said ann romney won the debate. that is the biggest debate when ever recorded by gallup bigger than bill clinton's over george bush. president obama is expected to raise more than $
everybody to do less well than they should. so i think now mitt romney and paul ryan are starting to pick up. host: what kind of ground game do you need to pick up ohio? guest: it is tougher for republicans because our vote is scattered in the rural counties, northwest ohio, eastern ohio now becoming more republican. it used to be more democratic. the democratic vote is concentrated in the northeast, i hope the county, in the cities of columbus and cincinnati. so they have an easier time. but led by the republican national committee, the ground game is very good this year. as far as gopac is concerned, we support state and local candidates. we're targeting state and local candidates in swing districts to turn out the votes from the bottom up, not the top down. host: explain that a little bit more. guest: we support the next generation of republicans, and these are republicans running primarily at the state and legislative level. we look for individuals that have leadership capabilities who someday might be speaker of the house or who would run for congress or senate sunday. those of the peop
and most of those stops have been this year, mitt romney and paul ryan are there again this weekend as john shows us it is the battleground of the battleground states. and ohio's working moms could be the key to victory. >> the lights still on past midnight. another 20-hour day for jessica. >> i'm a single mom of a 5-year-old little girl who is fantastic. i work full time. and go to school full time. so my day usually starts around 4:45 in the morning, and ends close to 1:00 a.m. you do what you have to do in this economy. >> her vote, she said, is for jillian's future. she was leaning mitt romney until his own words pushed her back to undecided. >> about the 47%, and i can't worry about them. how can you put your faith and trust in a candidate that doesn't care about everybody? >> to win ohio and other key battlegrounds, romney must overcome the doubts of working moms like jessica. new cnn polling shows a post-debate romney bounce but still a narrow obama lead. white women are the battle within the battleground. 52% support the president now. that's up from the 47% he received here in 2008
while the republicans are hoping paul ryan will continue the momentum mitt romney created in his campaign they got after the debate last week. >> joe biden has been on the stage before. he's been on the big stages. it's my first time, but what he can't run from is president obama's indefensible record. they're just offering more of the same [ inaudible ] >> the latest gallop poll shows mitt romney is ahead of president obama. >>> our partners from "u.s.a. today" will be fact checking what biden and ryan said just as they did during the presidential debate. joining me is one of the members of fact checking team paul singer. paul, good to you have here with us. we see the poll numbers 49% to 47%. this time in favor of governor romney. debates are really making a difference. the president's flat performance has changed things. what does joe biden have to do to turn things around? what does paul ryan have to do to keep things going? >> the question is whether joe biden can turn things around. the polls have moved in romney's favor. i think biden clearly wants to again make the differ
rebatir ante mitt romney . requerira de mucha estrategia, pero tambien astucia porque paul ryan es conocido por ser un excelente defensor de las causas republicanas. a pesar de todo, una nueva encuesta pone al frente al presidente obama en estados cruciales como nevada y florida mientras sigue haciendo campaÑa en virginia y ohio, con la esperanza de que el voto de los indecisos le de un contundente margen de victoria en noviembre. los candidatos volveran a enfrentarse en debates presidenciales: uno en nueva york el 16 de octubre y lo que seria el mas decisivo, el 22 de octubre en florida. ¿dejara obama su armamento ma Ás pesado para entonces? ¿o ayudara paul ryan a que romney gane momento y favor entre los electores en el debate vice presidencial? habra que estar atentos. desde washington, claudia uceda, esto y mas ampliaremos en perspectiva nacional con armando guzman este domingo a las 8:30 de la maÑana y a las seis ...pasamos con el socio de los deportes para una adelanto de la informacion deportiva... buenas tardes a todos, hoy es una fecha importante para los fanaticos d
for mitt romney and ryan to say. host: were you hired because of the convention and then laid off after word? caller: i was hired away before the convention. but the thing was that i got fired for unnecessary reasons. they were just during layoffs and layoffs at and things. i think obama said it best when he ran in 2008. we're going to go through bad times. you have to go out before you can get good. -- go bad before you can get good. he said this was going to take us some time, but we are going to get through it. it is going to get hard before it gets good. if we unite together and work together as a country. host: we will leave it there. but go to john in long beach. tell us your story appeared caller: i've never voted, but i have -- tell us your story. caller: i have never voted, but i have followed the politics. i grew up in south beach and in alaska. i always wondered why the politicians never talked about the old issues, the war on drugs that kind of thing. i just don't know where we are coming from these days. host: what is a real issue to you? the war on drugs is a real issue? c
that congressman ryan and it, governor romney and the president have a fundamentally different vision for america. >> reporter: people are keeping one eye on the debates , the other on polls. mitt romney is pulling ahead in florida, 51% support compared to 44%, a month ago the president was ahead by 1%. factor in the mar margin of error, dead heat in the poll. another reason people are looking forward to tuesday night tings second of three presidential debates. >>> we'll be right back. barnhill: you hear a lot of talk about question seven... so let me tell you what i know: if question seven passes, my company's going to... bring table games, like blackjack and poker... right here to baltimore. a twenty-five million dollar investment... that'll create five hundred new jobs. all right here. today, marylanders are spending $500 million gaming... in other states. let's keep it here. i'm chad barnhill, and we're ready to build right here. we're ready, and it's real. and all that has to happen... is question seven. >>> you may remember 81 year old laverne, began a youtube sensation after she almost fe
's debate between the two vice presidential candidates, mitt romney and paul ryan returned today. giving props for his fiery debate last night. there is fallout following a debate. >> if you talk to each one of these campaigns, they'll tell you that they think they accomplished what they each set out to do. for the vice president, that was to inject energy. over on the other side for paul ryan, it was to repeat and drive home the romney message that this country is on the wrong track and in their words, need a new direction. the focus returned where it will be from here on in. president obama and mitt romney. >> touching down in virginia, mitt romney firing up his supporters. >> now did you get a chance to watch the debate last night? >> at a richmond rally, romney declared paul ryan as thursday's winner. >> he layed out our five point plan to get this economy going. the other candidate, just attacks. >> after watching the debate on air force one, the president emerged with a different winner. >> i thought joe biden was terrific tonight. i could not be prouder of him. i thought he
of the romney/ryan campaign. if ron is able to beat biden, make better arguments on policy, then wow, that's two in a row, and there's more pressure on the president in the next debate. >> okay. about a month to go, little less than a month now. i think we've hit on some of the topics, but what needs to happen, talking about the presidential candidates again, what does the president need to do, what does mitt romney need to do? >> i think number one, they have to be aggressive. their campaigns are playing offense. mitt romney will talk about the economy a lot. he's going to give a foreign policy speech today. overall, it's about the economy. it's making the argument of who can better the economy, because it's ailing. they both agree the economy is ailing. who can fix it and make the arguments better? >> quick answer, does it hurt the president to be in hollywood when, or in california when it doesn't matter as much as virginia does now? or is it okay? >> i think he's got to raise money. but i do think it hurts him a little bit. not a game changer. >> bob cusack, you're a game changer. >> thank y
the second debate. the moderators so far -- the lives that -- romney and paul ryan both lied the entire debate. jim lehrer allowed them to lie. this young lady cut them off. she was correct to say, excuse me, can you be specific? and to be called out like that, a liar -- supporters cannot accept that. if the next moderator's allow the filibuster by the lying mitt romney, or even of the president goes on to a tangent that is totally false, i think that i would expect -- and is not born to happen because i do not think president obama is a lighter, but mitt romney -- vice- president biden did what i would do. i would laugh at their joke. i have been in the debates. and i know that when i am approached with the truth or with an opinion, now an opinion is different from a life. and the vice-president did not call my lawyer. he interrupted him because he wistful of malarkey. host: that was walter from baltimore. charlotte, n.c.. joelle on our line for democrats -- joel on our line for democrats. host: keep it to the moderator. caller: they are only upset of it doesn't go their way. host: so
over romney's infamous comments about the 47% of americans who don't pay income taxes. ryan turned it back on biden. >> i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> reporter: now, there will be a lot of discussion over who was stronger last night. biden or ryan. but i've got to tell you, around here, there was one clear consensus winner. and that was the moderator, martha raddatz, who taught the world what we all know around here, george. you don't mess with martha. >> that is for sure. >> it was a lively time. >> martha, congratulations. you did such a great job. here's the question i really want to know. as the debate unfolded, was it the debate you prepared for? the one you saw in your head as you wrote the questions out? >> i think i was surprised that i got in as many follow-ups. and you've done this, george. you try to listen and you try to react to what they're saying. i had a lot of follow-ups and questions written. but when you're there and in the moment, you really have to go with what's happening. so,
will be more of an attack. the clip you played was the language that biden used about romney embracing ryan and that gets to my earlier point about this is that campaign where the democratic ticket is running as much against the vice president's policy views as they are running against the republican nominee. i think you caught what joe was talking about. they want to hone on the paul ryan budget. social security, medicare and drive the point this week. senior political reporter for political tow is work available online at "politico".com. thank you very being with us. >> thank you. steve. >>> richard is benedetto professor at the american university here in washington, d.c. joins us from florida is robert wattson a professor from the lynn university which is hosting the final presidential debate later this month. thank you for being with us. >> pleasure. >> i want to begin with you. do vice president debates matter. >> yeah. if i can go back. i liked johnathan's comments. i would simply add to the vice presidential prep or the prosecutable prep for the debates they try to recreate the actu
's case to make the point that the democrats argue that ryan and romney disagree on some issues and that's what they really want to highlight. >> obviously there's some big differences between these two men. political affiliation as side, there's also the issue of age. >> right. this is interesting how this will cut. mr. ryan is a young man, vigorous 42-year-old. mr. biden is about 70 and you don't want to look like you're beating up on an old man, but you also don't want to look like you are condescending to the young man. it's a difficult balance for both. biden had to deal with the same thing with sarah palin four years ago trying to look respectful even though she was much younger, same deal here. >> you would think going into this vice president biden would have an advantage with foreign policy, but recent events have kind of toppled that a bit. >> that's right. biden spent years on the senate foreign polices committee and you think he would go with his line we killed osama bin laden and saved gm, but they have this real problem in libya, what happened with our embassy, was security
responsibility. they pay more effective tax and governor romney pays in its federal income taxes. >> nam le went after obama for his response to the u.s. consulate attack in libya. >> it took the president two weeks to acknowledge this was a terrorist attack. -- ryan went after obama. >> joe biden often laughed at ryan's arguments >> . joe biden understood he had to go out there and do what president obama failed to do last week. >> i thought joe biden was great to night. i cannot be prouder of him. >> i think the vice president knows that sometimes the words don't come out the right way. [laughter] >> but i always say what i mean. >> the next big debate is next tuesday when president obama and mitt romney will square off for the second round in new york. brandi hitt, abc news, ky. >> vice-president joe biden stirred up debate when he laughed and smiled several times during his face-off with ryan. two to accounts or prompted by this. >> talented mitt romney remains on the campaign trail with a stop in richmond later this morning. >> we have some news that may put a chill on your plans to eat ice
in syria, health care and abortion. both often interrupted each other. biden criticized ryan and romney for launching political attacks about the attack on a u.s. consulate in libya before they knew the facts. ryan said the attack shows the u.s. is projecting weakness abroad. the two also took jabs at each other over job creation. >> i've had it up to here with this notion that 47%. it's about time they take some responsibility here. >> did they come here and inherit that situation? absolutely. but we're going in the wrong direction. look at where we are. the economy is barely limping along. it's growing at 1.3%. that's slower than it grew last year, and last year was slower than the year before. >> on tax reform, ryan said there aren't enough rich americans to tax to pay for all of the president's spending. vice president joe biden says the only way to pay for mitt romney's plan is to raise middle class taxes. >> both president obama and mitt romney say they're pleased with how their running mates did in last night's debate. president obama watched from air force one as he returned to
at the mobility center in richmond this morning. then later romney will join his running mate paul ryan in lancast lancaster, ohio. president obama will host a dinner for winners of a campaign contest in the d.c. area. he does not have campaign stops on his schedule during the day. >>> feisty and aggressive. this morning those are some of the words analysts and viewers are using to describe last night's vice presidential debate. the two took jabs at each other over the economy. the crisis in syria, health care, and abortion. vice president joe biden criticized paul ryan and mitt romney for launching critical attacks about the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya before they knew the facts. congressman ryan said the attack is projecting weakness abroad. the two are both snarky when referring to controversial comments made in the past. >> i think the vice president very well knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth the right way. >> but i always say what i mean. >> on tax reform, ryan said there rcht enough rich americans to tax to pay for all of obama's spending. vice president
romney and paul ryan crisscrossing the important buckeye state that has chosen the past 12 presidents. will ohio though, buy the message they're selling? take a closer look. >> clayton: plus, this isn't something you see every day. police respond after more than 400 skate boarders take over hollywood boulevard. find out what they were protesting next. "fox & friends" begins right now. ♪ >> good sunday morning, everybody, not so much for the new york yankees. we'll tell you why in just a bit. not just a loss on the field, alisyn, a loss of historic proportions for them in terms of the leader, the the heart and soul of that have franchise for the last decade. >> alisyn: i can't wait to here that wow. >> clayton: and meanwhile, we've been following of course the investigation or the lack of investigation into the benghazi attack in libya, the terrorist attack and of course, now an investigation launched and announced on friday evening, and last night the mother of slain state department official sean smith on fox news channel speaking to judge janine pirro about this and the lack of i
. >> what does paul ryan need to do to keep the momentum going that mitt romney accelerated last week? >> both these candidates are really smart guys that know washington, know how buckets work. -- budgets work. that's what paul ryan's specialty is. he has to show his expertise. this is a great opportunity for him to introduce himself to the american people again and to show take he's somebody that we can credibly believe is one heart beat away frbing president -- from being president. >> we don't vote for vice president. we do vote for them but you know what i'm saying. that's not why you go to the polls and elect the top of the ticket. does the debate really mean that much in the long run? >> typically these debates are memorable for gaffes and faults. >> joe biden has provided us many. >> but he's a great debater. he was fantastic four years ago and walk add fine line against a candidate that was considered to be a lightweight. so he had to show that he was one, a heavy which he was but not crush her. he did both of those things. he backed up the president's positions. it was a lit
between the two and will cover both foreign and domestic issues. analysts say the pressure is on paul ryan to maintain romney's momentum after last week's debate. joe biden's mission is to get the momentum back. >>> today president obama is taking his campaign to florida. he will travel to miami this afternoon and hold a rally at the university of miami. then this evening, the president will headline a fundraiser at a hotel. the event is expected to raise $1 million for the president's campaign. the president is also speaking out about his own lackluster debate last week in. two interviews last week, he said he had a bad night and that he was too polite. >>> mitt romney is clarifying his stance on abortion. during a campaign stop in ohio, he told reporters he'll be a pro-life president. he also renewed his promise to cut off aid to plan parenthood. earlier this week, romney told "the des moines register" that if elected, he would not pursue abortion related legislation. the obama campaign quickly pounced saying he was hiding his stance on women's issues. >> a new poll by nbc news, marist a
and get congressman ryan to commit to positions that may be antithetical opposite to what mitt romney is saying? is he going to try to paint romney with what ryan says at this debate, on medicare, medicaid and on issues like at that? >> absolutely. what he's-- what i'm sure he'll say as well. now romney is talking a moderate game and let's look what you proposed two years ago or four years ago, for instance, ryan's plan, he also took 716 billion dollars out of medicare, and one of the main attack points na romney is making against obama and romney would put that 716 billion dollars back. but, you can be sure that biden is going to say, well in your own budget you were taking the 716 out. so he's going to try to paint, you're exactly right, peter, paint romney with some of ryan's positions not to say they were extreme, but more conservative and more hide line. >> chris, tell us what's coming up on your show today. >> we will have our own debate, alisyn. we are going to have two interesting figures, martin o'mally the governor of maryland and a lot of people think win or lose for obama,
of time in the buckeye state. that's perhaps why we saw governor romney and paul ryan reuniting last night in lancaster, ohio. big crowd down there, about 8,500 jammed into the town square. but there is some ground to be made up for this campaign. polls show that president obama is still holding a lead over governor romney in ohio. but those polls also show that the governor is closing in, within striking distance now of the president. speaking of the president, he also was in ohio this week and admitted publicly that he had a bad night out in denver for that first presidential debate. obviously a lot of republicans and democrats agreed with his assessment. the president said he was too polite and that voters can expect him to see him being a lot more active in the second debate up at hofstra university in new york. back here in ohio, paul ryan's got a big day here. he's got two stops in ohio, starting with this rally a little later this morning, and then he'll go up to minnesota before ending the night in wisconsin. he's expected to take sunday off the trail, little rest for the weary, if
in battleground states. president obama is in virginia while mitt romney is courting votes in ohio. ken molestina reports on the latest from the campaign trail. >> reporter: the romney ticket hit the groundhard in ohio. v.p. candidate paul ryan spent the day chumming it up with supporters at a tailgate. while mitt romney led another rally in what is being described as a must-win state. >> i'm counting on you. let's make it happen. >> reporter: governor romney went before scores of his supporters and criticized president obama saying he wasn't cracking down on unfair trade practices by china negatively affecting the american job market. >> i want to make sure when people cheat, when they don't follow the rules in trade, we finally hold them accountable. it's time for us to stand up to china for their cheating. it's got to stop. >> reporter: this weekend the president defended his decision to bail out the auto industry claiming the move helped save jobs in the u.s. >> g.m. is back. ford and chrysler are growing again. together our auto industry created a quarter million new jobs right here in ameri
be down to only 5 ballots. romney campaign spokesman ryan williams says that's insensitive and outrageous. he says one missed ballot is too many. in response to the criticism this is the romney campaign jumping on a small number of ballots and trying to endear themselves to soldiers. romney says every soldier airman mavy and marine deserves to have their ballot counted. megyn: mike tobin, thank you. there is a growing debate over a recent speech from the chief foreign affairs course cents from cbs news. laura logan has reported from some of the most dangerous places in the world. she stunned a chicago crowd with her stark assessment of america's place in the world and the real story as she sees it with the war in afghanistan and the consulate attack in libya. saying in part, quote, there is a narrative coming out of washington. they are just a poor moderate gentler kinder taliban. it's such nonsense. on libya she says, quote, exact revenge and let the world know the united states will not be attacked on its own soil. its ambassadors will not be murdered and the united states will not stan
romney said he is confident ryan will have a strong performance. >> i think paul ryan will do great. thank you. >> reporter: in an exclusive interview with diane sawyer, the president talked about what he expects from joe biden. >> what's your message to joe biden about tomorrow night? >> you know, i think joe just needs to be joe. >> reporter: biden scored points in his last debate four years ago, in what turned out to be the most-watched vice presidential debate in history. >> the notion that somehow because i'm a man, i don't know what it's like to raise two kids alone. i don't know what it's like to have a child you're not sure is going to make it -- i understand. i understand. >> emotional moment four years ago, jon. the audience could top that audience tonight. and it's coming as we're getting new, solid polls from the key battleground states of virginia, florida and ohio. >> reporter: yeah. this is the key thing. we've seen a national polls, romney has gained on the president in some cases. actually moved ahead of the president. now, what we're seeing that romney is gaining i
is on paul ryan to maintain romney's momentum after last week's debate. joe biden's mission is to get the momentum back. debate coverage on nbc 4 begins tonight at 9:00 followed by news4 at 11:00. >>> we'll get more answers about the death of a giant panda cub at the national zoo. the cub lived for six days before it died late last month. zoo keepers now believe the panda was a female. a preliminary report showed the cub had liver abnormalities and fluid in its abdomen. the news conference starts at 10:00 a.m., we'll be there. look for the latest at >>> hikers and bikers will see more police patrols on the popular trail in montgomery county after several violent attacks there. police say two attacks on capital crescent trail may be linked. they say a teenager grabbed two other teens on september 29th in the wisconsin avenue tunnel in bethesda and tried to rob them. on friday, police arrested a 16-year-old from rockville in the case. they believe the attack may be linked to a robbery in the same tunnel that happened back in july. >> i use it a lot. my girlfriend uses
is in touch with the american public and i'm just hopeful that mr. ryan will tell the truth. >> reporter: romney's former debate coach gave his opinion on how the next debate will go. >> i am sure that vice president biden got a phone call from the white house and said you know look, we didn't go after governor romney as much and so you have got to turn up the heat. i think both men will be very prepared. >> all debates are tough but i'm looking forward to tie foreign and domestic policy issues -- to it. foreign and domestic policy issues will be subjects in the debates. >>> a fallen power line disrupts service on metro's red line. the power line came down near the metro station and that caused the transit agency to shut down service at 4:30 sunday afternoon. we are told the downed power line was cleared from the tracks. red line service was sumed after a few hos. >>> they made e ultimate sacrifice, and over the weekend, family and friends of the nation's fallen firefighters gathered to pay tribute to those who died in the line of duty hundreds of firefighters, friends and family members
a spirited vice presidential debate, both candidates were back on the campaign trail today. paul ryan stopped for breakfast with his family before teaming up with mitt romney in ohio. romney used an earlier virginia rally to praise his running mate's performance. >> there was one person on stage last night who was thoughtful and respectful, steady and poised. >> in the meantime, the obama campaign says vice president biden walked away with the win. but today the white house has to defend his answer about the deadly attack in libya. biden said they were told more security was wanted at that consulate. but earlier this week, former security officials testified they had asked for more manpower. >> matters of security personnel are appropriately discussed and decided upon at the state department by those responsible for it. >> libya is among the issues that both presidential candidates are going to discuss on tuesday. president obama will spend the next few days in williamsburg, virginia preparing for next week's debate. romney planned a campaign stop in ohio on saturday. if you're going to plan
more effective tax and governor romney pays in his federal income-tax. >> mitt romneypaul ryan went after. after >> it took the president two weeks to acknowledge this was a terrorist attacks. >> you are jeopardized and medicare and changing it from a guaranteed benefit. >> it was heated. joe biden often laughed at all right in opposing arguments. >> joe biden understood denied he had to do what president obama failed to do last week's. >> both president obama and mitt romney watched closely. >> i thought joe biden was terrific tonight. i cannot be prouder. >> and running mates even shared a few laughs. >> i think the vice president knows that sometimes the words don't come out of your mouth of the right way. [laughter] >> but i always say what i mean. >> the next big debate is next tuesday, when president obama and mitt romney will square off in round two in new york. brandi hitt, abc news, danville. >> it's 46 degrees outside on this friday morning. >> much more ahead. a d.c. council and talking to abc 7 news about a scandal. what do we do when something that's hard to paint rea
vice president joe biden and romney's running mate, paul ryan. after the lopsided debate this past week, willie, the stakes are now higher than ever. >> a lot on the line. peter alexander in virginia for us this morning. thanks very much. >> a check of the day's other top stories. natalie morales is over at the news desk, natalie, good morning. >> good morning, savannah and willie, good morning, everyone. >>> an unprecedented third term for hugo chavez as the socialist leader is re-elected in venezuela. kerry sanders is live with more from caracas, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. the official result showed pentagon hugo chavez won that unprecedented third term with 54% of the vote. the newspaper headline here says it all, "six more years." for chavis's supporters, his re-election is an emotional moment in history. fireworks filled the skies. as the street party continued well into the early morning hours. a chavez victory shows supporters his brand of socialism is here to stay. >> we want to live in socialism. >> reporter: hugo chavez, 58 years old, a star among the po
to watch paul ryan work in the debate. one of mitt romney's son, ben, stopped by to meet with voters there. democrats gathered at a watch party in fairfax to watch biden's debate performance. this is at one of the campaign call centers where volunteers raise support for their candidate. tonight the phones were mostly quiet while they watched the action in kentucky. >>> now to a developing story in maryland. several families are out of their homes after fire destroyed one townhouse and damaged two others. it happened off cann avenue this afternoon. plumbers were using a porch to join pipes together when the fire started. fire officials say there may have been a delay in calling 911. >> the whole house with all their belongings, with everything that family had in their is just -- went away. it's gone. it's a hole in there. >> homes on both sizes of the townhouse have also been deemed unsafe. the red cross has been called in to help. >>> a 4-year-old boy fell 80 feet out of an apartment window in silver spring today, but he survived. he's alive thanks to a tree that helped break his fall. sho
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